10 Books That Define My Reading Taste Part 4

Yup. I came up with 50 books for this so instead of narrowing it down to 10, you get 5 posts. This is part 4.

Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

A Sci-Fi graphic novel series. I’m in the middle of rereading them so I can read volume 10 when it comes out later this year. Emotional and thought-provoking. I’m going to cry all over again rereading this series. If you know you know.

My Little Pony: Pony Tales Volume 1 by Thomas F. Zahler

My Little Pony. I love these characters and the lessons they learn along the way. Fun and full of heart.

Silent Night by R.L. Stine

There are 3 Silent Night novels and I enjoyed them all. I usually enjoy a good Fear Street novel by R.L. Stine. Fun YA thrillers. Nostalgic to.

Dance In The Vampire Bund, Vol. 1 by Nozomu Tamaki

I’ve read the first 8 volumes and loved them but there is way more and it’s been awhile so I need to reread them at some point and binge it all. Vampires. Manga. Loved the complex characters and plot.

How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are
by Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker

Reflect on gender and sexuality, your own and in society.

It also talks a lot about intersections and how they interact with each other. Class, Race, Ethnicity, Disability, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religion. For example I’m White, Middle-Class, Physically Disabled, Neurodivergent, an afab Non-binary person, bisexual, and Wiccan. All of these things interact with each other and matter.

It talks about how gender is complex in that it’s a mix of biological, psychological and social. Even though it’s a complex topic, it was never confusing. Always accessible.

The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III

That was bizarre….and I loved it! Kinda made me think too. I’ve barely stepped into bizarro book land but i’ve noticed the best bizarre stories also can make you think, while they also have you going “what the fuck?” I need to read more by Carlton Mellick III.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Latinx trans boy brujo mc, m/m romance with said trans boy and a ghost. So many feels!! Had me tabbing it to hell and back and so many tissues were used.

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

A heart-wrenching and important read. I need to read more by Octavia E. Butler as well.

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Nonfiction essays about disability justice, by disabled queer femme’s of color. So much packed into this book! As a queer disabled afab person there was so much I related to, I swear it helped heal something inside of me, and as a white person there is so much that I learned from. I initially read this on Hoopla then bought my own physical copy, that says a lot.

My Rainbow by Trinity Neal and Deshanna Neal

This is a beautiful children’s book about an autistic black trans girl who needs long hair, but her mama can’t find what she needs in a store, after all she’s a beautiful black girl with curly hair and the wigs in store are so straight, so she makes Trinity her own rainbow wig and she loves it!

This brought tears to my eyes. It’s so wholesome and loving.

If you’re going “these books are all over the place” … Good! ^_^ Variety is the spice of life.

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